Good, Bad and Ugly

Loosening Voter ID Restrictions and An Early Endorsement: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel debates: the […]

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Monorail, Code Red Report, and Social Media Impact on Mental Health: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Posted on · Business is bustling in neighborhoods near and along Westheimer toward Post Oak Boulevard. A lot of people work and shop in the Uptown/Galleria area, River Oaks, and surrounding communities. That also means a lot of traffic. A variety of ideas have been floated over the years to address such traffic snarls, including the idea of […]

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How to Keep Technology from Taking Over Your Life

Posted on · On this Halloween, we discuss the gadgets that haunt our world today. Technology is everywhere. So much so, in fact, that some really struggle to untether from their smart phones and laptops and desktops and downloads, social media, streaming services, Blue tooth, GPS...and so on. How do we ensure, in 2014 Houston, we use technological […]

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Anti-Bullying Campaigns, and the Pride Celebration Moves Downtown: Houston Matters for Friday, October 3, 2014

Posted on · HISD is implementing a new anti-bullying campaign. But this one’s not aimed towards students. The district's new policy is cracking down on bullying among school employees. The new initiative comes as a Houston based group prepares to host a rally to raise awareness of incidents of cyber-bullying. We'll discuss these anti-bullying efforts here in Greater […]

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Advertising to Houstonians: How Advertisers Try to Stand Out

Posted on · There’s no arguing that advertising has changed in the digital and social media age. We explore how advertisers here must think differently about how to reach their intended market in an era where most anyone can buy most anything from most anyone else, anywhere, anytime. We also consider how, with so much competition, some advertisers […]

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The Impact of “High Stakes” Testing, How Houstonians Use Social Media, and a Field Trip to Buffalo Bayou Park: Houston Matters for Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Posted on · The investigation continues into the possibility of teachers cheating on state exams at two HISD elementary schools. KUHF education reporter Laura Isensee has been following this developing story, and will have an update for us on this edition of Houston Matters. We’ll discuss concerns she’s heard from parents about the cheating, and the investigation itself. […]